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What causes lower back pain?

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Posted on Wed, 30 Apr 2014
Question: Today i have experienced several sudden darts of pain in my back a couple of inches below the waist on the left hand side about halfway between spine and side. Generally on movement, though sometimes very slight, so perhaps it is a pinched nerve? Or could it be something else?
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Answered by Dr. Chander Mohan Singh (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer: I may be pinched nerve. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have read your query. Yes it could be a pinch nerve. But you should not ignore it. Usually back pain is managed with pain-killers till 1 month period. If it persists beyond 1 month, then further investigations are done.If you have a bad pain I will suggest the following: - Back pain can be due to many reasons. You should get x-ray lumbosacral spine done in AP and Lateral done and x-ray sacroiliac joint left side, send us report or discuss it with your doctor. Only then further management can be advised. - Avoid heavy weight lifting pushing and pulling heavy objects, because it will further increase back pain. - You can take medicine like painkillers + muscle relaxants by discussing it with your doctor. You may need stronger pain-killers which are available on prescription only. You can try ibuprofen or naproxen till you see your doctor. - Apply hot packs for 30 min in morning and evening . I hope it helps. You are welcome to ask further health related queries. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer 5 points for me, so that I get a good feedback. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-chander-mohan-singh/67013 Let me know if you have any concerns. Thanks. Dr.Singh.
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What causes lower back pain?

Brief Answer: I may be pinched nerve. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have read your query. Yes it could be a pinch nerve. But you should not ignore it. Usually back pain is managed with pain-killers till 1 month period. If it persists beyond 1 month, then further investigations are done.If you have a bad pain I will suggest the following: - Back pain can be due to many reasons. You should get x-ray lumbosacral spine done in AP and Lateral done and x-ray sacroiliac joint left side, send us report or discuss it with your doctor. Only then further management can be advised. - Avoid heavy weight lifting pushing and pulling heavy objects, because it will further increase back pain. - You can take medicine like painkillers + muscle relaxants by discussing it with your doctor. You may need stronger pain-killers which are available on prescription only. You can try ibuprofen or naproxen till you see your doctor. - Apply hot packs for 30 min in morning and evening . I hope it helps. You are welcome to ask further health related queries. If not, you may close the discussion and if possible you may rate the answer 5 points for me, so that I get a good feedback. In future if you wish to contact me directly, you can use the below mentioned link: http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/doctors/dr-chander-mohan-singh/67013 Let me know if you have any concerns. Thanks. Dr.Singh.